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  • Chain Dilemma

     BMR updated 11 years, 8 months ago 4 Members · 5 Posts
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  • MiniMental

    13 September 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Hey guys n gals.

    Started noticing a clickin noise when im pedalling forward. Thought it may have been slightly out on the gear alignment but its dead on.

    Ive turned the bike upside down and pedalled it forwards and it would seem my chain is sticking on the upper jockey wheel on my derallieur.. Like chain suck (the one closest to the cassette).. could this be a worn chain or a bolloxed derralieur? Any help would be appreciated

    Chain, cassette and chain rings all about 7months old and covered a lot of miles.


  • qcamel

    13 September 2009 at 2:55 pm

    The rear hanger is pretty easy to strip down and clean, could it be the cog thats binding on its bearing/housing rather than the chain on the cog? Is there a tooth missing on the cog? seems odd that it would wear there only…

  • tomlevell

    13 September 2009 at 7:07 pm

    BB, pedals, stiff link, gear adjustment, stick, cable hitting spokes etc etc.

    Turn the bike the right way up and see if it still does it as it’s not meant to work upside down.

  • MiniMental

    13 September 2009 at 7:48 pm

    well, my gears are adjusted spot on. it does it more when its upright than when its upside down. Theres no teeth missing off the cog and its fairly clean.. just seems like the chain is sticking to the cog, definatley the chain on the cog.. can see it following around until its pulled back off.. not on every turn.. just every now and again.. then again i think my chain is all but gone.. i can bend it sideways by a fair way.. due a new drivetrain soon anyways.

    Cheers guys


  • BMR

    13 September 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Sounds like its a chain link that is tight when turned in a tight circle around the mech, you need to check every link for full articulation.

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